Our Exhibits

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents exhibitions of work by artists ranging from historic masters to leading-edge contemporaries. These include major thematic exhibitions, presentations of solo artists and smaller, more focused showcases. In a typical year, 2 to 3 exhibitions are borrowed from other institutions and 10 to 12 exhibitions are developed in-house, drawing on our permanent collection and loans of works from around the world. In addition, the Gallery tours a few of its exhibitions each year.

Past Exhibitions

How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth?
An exhibition by Geoffrey Farmer

May 30 to September 7, 2015


Geoffrey Farmer
Detail from The Surgeon and the Photographer, 2009–
paper, textile, wood, metal
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Jean MacMillan Southam Major Art Purchase Fund, Phil Lind, Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund, Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance Program and the Michael O'Brian Family Foundation
Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery


Lectures | Talks | Events
Sat, Jun 13, 3pm | Artist's Talk*
Sat, Jul 11, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm | Catacombs Tours*
Sat, Aug 1, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm | Catacombs Tours*
Sat, Aug 8, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm | Catacombs Tours*
Sat, Sept 5, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm | Catacombs Tours*







A remembering, a foreground and a dancing text.
A nose, a staging, a clock and a laughing palm.
You will tower up like a giant and then shrink back to your original size.
You will see days change colour and two million years will fit into your pocket.







Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director with Diana Freundl, Assistant Curator.


Presenting Sponsor:
Rogers Canada
Generously Supported by:
Rick Erickson and Donna Partridge, The Joffe Family
Jake and Judy Kerr, and Friedel Maché
Visionary Partner for BC Artist Exhibitions:
David Aisenstat
Publication Support: RBC


Nancy McCain and Bill Morneau
Furthermore, a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund
The publication program is funded by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Endowment for Publications at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Visionary Partner for Scholarship and Publications:
The Richardson Family